Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key Ebony-ended English, by George Case: No 4036, with the Boosey & Co label wording, from the period when Case's instruments were marketed by Boosey & Co (and later by Boosey & Sons, Boosey & Ching). Ivory keys, later black leather thumb-straps, original mahogany case.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key Ebony-ended English, by George Case: Serial No 4036, with the Boosey & Co label wording: Ivory keys, later black leather thumb-straps, original mahogany case.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper.
Maker: George Case at Boosey & Co.
Maker Links: George Case:Good source of information at Chris Flint's web-site: www.scatesconcertinas.com/casenotes.html An 1860 price list is at: www.concertina.com/pricelists/case/Case-MDRA-1860.pdf and Case's address data is at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Case. Booseys' address data at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Boosey
Region of Manufacture: London, from the period when George Case-branded instruments were marketed by Boosey & Co (and later by Boosey & Sons, Boosey & Ching).
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey and Sons, Regent Street, London"
Principal Serial Number: 4036.
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-212.
Boosey & Co. were active from about 1856 after taking over the business of George Case
Boosey & Co.instruments are labelled as George Case of Boosey and ... where the name has variations including Boosey and Sons (by 1864), Boosey and Chin(g) and Boosey and Co. The earlier company address is Holles Street,London, and they moved to Regent St about 1874.
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.